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The Climate Post: China and U.S. Sign Pacts on Climate Change

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The world's two largest carbon emitters have signed pacts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The deals--actually eight projects demonstrating smart grid...

Say What? White House Plots With Secretive Investment Firm With Ties to Bushes And Bin Ladens?

Paul Alexander | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

President Obama likes to say that his is "the most transparent administration" ever. But members of the environmental community and biofuel industry -- some of his most ardent supporters in the past -- might beg to differ.

The Sustainable Wonder Crop That's Sweeping The Nation

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green

There's a new hemp trend sweeping the nation and it has nothing to do with those beaded friendship bracelets from the '90s. Twenty-three states hav...

The Climate Post: Study Deals Blow for Biofuels as EPA Lowers 2013 Mandate

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday retroactively lowered the quantity of cellulosic biofuel required for blending in traditiona...

6 More Ways Chicagoland is Greener and Cleaner Than You Think (Part II)

Amanda Hanley | Posted 06.22.2014 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

Thanks to an exploding food movement over the past 10 years, more food than ever is now being grown in backyards, rooftops, vacant lots and abandoned factories throughout Chicagoland.

The Climate Post: Climate Change, EPA Rules Focus of McCabe Confirmation Hearing

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Climate change, extreme weather and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power ...

Mobilizing Others to Be the Change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1,000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.

More For Big Oil? Really? Are You Kidding Me?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Cliff Schecter

A recent and flawed proposal from the Obama administration is about to hand a huge payday to the oil industry. And I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they don't need it.

The Climate Post: EIA Releases Early Predictions from Annual Energy Outlook

Tim Profeta | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Monday released a 20-page preview of its Annual Energy Outlook 2014, which includes projections of U.S....

Give Thanks (and Leftovers) to the Job Creators

Daryl Rowland | Posted 01.29.2014 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

America's job creators have an idea that will avoid making the nation's "takers" even more lazy and shiftless and, at the same time, help build our domestic energy industry.

The Climate Post: EPA Proposes Lower Biofuel Mandate

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday announced cuts to a federal mandate dictating how much ethanol must be blended into gasoline....

Teen Science Whiz Grows Algae Under Her Bed, Wins $100,000

Intel Foundation | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science
Intel Foundation

Sara's work has garnered remarkable results, a eureka of sorts, which, according to Professor Anastasios Melis of UC Berkeley, is quite unique. She has been very clever, becoming an important figure in the algae as biofuel community. She managed to manipulate the cells in the algae in such a way that they yielded an amazing amount of oil. When Sara saw the results, she was sure something was wrong but there wasn't.

New Life For The 26,000 Fish Killed In The Honolulu Molasses Spill

Posted 09.27.2013 | Green

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and when it gives you 26,000 dead fish, make fertilizer. The fish victims of the Honolulu Harbor molass...

A Market in Desperate Need of Transparency

Mike Lux | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If the 2009 financial crisis taught us anything, it's that market manipulation and speculation is a recipe for disaster. Four years later, we don't seem to have learned our lesson. Wall Street has found another, more obscure, market to manipulate.

Willie Nelson: A Highly Irreverent Deconstruction Of The Music Legend

Greg Archer | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

photo: willienelson.com WARNING: This article contains mood swings, deep, sometimes haunting personal confessions and occasional marijuana usage....

The Climate Post: EPA Finalizes Biofuel Mandate

Tim Profeta | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final 2013 biofuel volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Issued Tuesday, the...

Biofuels and Biomass Lose Favor: Investors Beware!

Rachel Smolker | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Rachel Smolker

Cutting, burning, and clearing our forests and fields to supply massive quantities of plant materials to electric utilities and refineries appears ever more ludicrous and misguided. Think ancient Mayan civilization collapse.

Jane Long On Climate Change: 'Stop Greenhouse Gas Emissions Completely'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.27.2013 | Green

Associate Director-at-Large at Lawrence Livermore National Lab Jane Long joins Josh to talk about the immediate steps necessary to combat climate chan...

Genetically Engineered Trees and Glowing Synthetic Plants? No Thanks

Rachel Smolker | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Rachel Smolker

For the techno-obsessed, ideas are spawned, scientists get grants, become "experts" and build careers, patents are filed, business ventures launched, and PR firms hired, all before the fundamental questions are raised: Is this environmentally safe, responsible and fair?

Big Thinking at Fortune's "Brainstorm Green": Why Are We Politicizing Good, New Ideas?

Tanya M. Acker | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Tanya M. Acker

Sadly, rather than applauding this type of innovation we're instead stranded in a political culture that seems hell bent on demonizing it. Certainly, the development of alternative energy technologies has seen its mistakes and miscalculations but what industry hasn't?

Fighting Climate Change and Creating "Green Jobs": Is Hemp the Silver Bullet?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Given all of these benefits, why have Obama and the political establishment chosen to remain silent? The explanation has to do with retrograde and backward beliefs which have been hindering environmental progress for a generation.

Congress's Affair With Ethanol: Love Gone Wrong?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Knowing what's behind Congress's passion for ethanol as a fuel is not quite as inscrutable as knowing what sparks romantic love, so let's look at some possibilities.

Honduras: The War on Peasants

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Eric Holt Gimenez

Honduras is one more case in the epidemic of global land grabs sweeping the planet. Hundreds of thousands of peasants and indigenous people are being violently displaced. The result has been called "The War on Peasants."

The Climate Post: Bacteria Surviving at High Altitudes Could Play a Role in Global Climate

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.03.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that even as high as 30,000 feet in the sky, fungi and bacteria are present in the air. These living microorganisms could very well affect global climate.

Laugh or Cry? Obama's New Commitment on Climate Change

Rachel Smolker | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Rachel Smolker

What will our emboldened president offer up this time? Will it be more false solutions intended to create an impression of doing something while really just ensuring more profitable business opportunities for the 1 percent?